Grays Peak Climber's Log

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sbkelley - Oct 7, 2005 12:42 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: October 2004  Sucess!

Things get more interesting here when the route is snow-covered. Good winter ascent!


crzyjt - Oct 2, 2005 1:29 pm

Route Climbed: Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: August ?, 2004  Sucess!

climbed kelso ridge up torreys, then traversed to grays.

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Sep 30, 2005 10:24 pm

Route Climbed: standard Date Climbed: July 20, 2004  Sucess!

pre-dawn start pays-- the summit was mine alone

Kevin Muirhead

Kevin Muirhead - Sep 22, 2005 9:22 pm

Route Climbed: Stephan's Gulch Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

After climbing Torrey's Peak, we cruised on over to Gray's. Not the most impressive peak I've seen, but my third fourteener nonetheless. It seemed more like an anthill, even though we summited at 9:30 after Torrey's. We passed boatloads of people on the way down. Oh well.


ajdonner - Sep 18, 2005 9:56 pm

Route Climbed: From Torrey's Summit Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

See my summit log post for Kelso Ridge on Torrey's. Awesome views of Summit County and beyond from the top!


steve_hiebert - Sep 18, 2005 6:44 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: 09/12/2005  Sucess!

Straightforward hike on well-maintained trail. Traversed over to Torreys Peak following the climb of Grays. As a visitor from California, I was surprised by the number of people on the trail for a September Monday.

Trevor Simmons

Trevor Simmons - Sep 17, 2005 4:41 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch Date Climbed: September 17, 2005  Sucess!

Beautiful climb in conjunction with Torreys. We climbed Torreys first. As we began descending Grays, the crowds were arriving in mass. Beautiful day, and wonderful climb!


Jonboy71 - Sep 12, 2005 3:43 pm

Route Climbed: main route Date Climbed: Sept. 11, 05  Sucess!

Great day for hiking, this is an easy 14er compared to Long's peak, but it's still no piece of cake, had a good day and hiked over to Torrey's the same day.


dunking_deutschman - Aug 31, 2005 11:13 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 28, 2005  Sucess!

OK, this is a 14er, and its a pretty cool trudge. The Dannon guide is kinda outdated on road conditions up to the Mitchell Creek Trailhead. This road currently is too rough for most passenger cars if you want to keep your oil pan intact. I bottomed out near the beginning and barely managed to escape back to the small parking area near the Interstate. We caught a ride up in a 4x4 SUV. The road had several spots further up where it was even rougher. This is a very centrally located 14er and you can see many, many prominent mountains from this summit. To me, identifying these was the most fun. And we saw several friendly mountain goats close up!

Woodie Hopper

Woodie Hopper - Aug 25, 2005 9:48 am

Route Climbed: Standard route Date Climbed: September '04  Sucess!

Hiked with Torreys

dlambertz - Aug 18, 2005 7:17 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: August 18, 2005  Sucess!

What a perfect day for a view from the summit. My sister (Amy Klassen) and I (Dave Lambertz) hit the trail at 0700 and made it to the peak by 9:30. Snowed a little on the way up but by the time we made it the view was absolutely perfect 360 degrees. On the summit we met two guys who had been there for a little while; one had summited Everest three times and will be making an I MAX movie about the Eiger in september, and the other had just summited his first Fourteener even though he is on the waiting list for a heart transplant! What a day, my first fourteener as well, and i loved every grueling second of it... Thanks for coming out with me sis

POWERJL - Aug 18, 2005 3:22 pm

Route Climbed: Stevens Gulch from TH Date Climbed: August 21, 1998  Sucess!

Climbed, Signed, and reclined! (but not for to long as we had to get on ever to Torreys!)


Servocrank - Aug 16, 2005 11:56 am

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail -- Steven's Gulch Trailhead Date Climbed: August 14th, 2005  Sucess!

Summitted Gray's around 9:30 in the AM in a cloud. Not much view, but a good sense of accomplishment. A few other hikers were there and it was very friendly.

jbouman - Aug 14, 2005 9:53 pm

Route Climbed: Standard from trailhead Date Climbed: July 27, 1992  Sucess!

Hiked with my sister and ran into a great herd of mountain goats including several little ones. Fun!

Went on to Torrey's as well.


shanahan96 - Aug 14, 2005 3:58 pm Date Climbed: May 30, 2005

Route Climbed: North Slopes Date Climbed: May 30, 2005  Sucess!

Surprised to be the only person on Grays on Memorial Day before 10 A.M. Slogged through the knee-deep snow before reaching a windblown summit ridge. Surrounded by fog on the top for 5 minutes. Actually made Grays a cool excursion!

9/4/16- grays and torreys with alexis. clouds moved in while we were above 13,000' and we received some snow on torreys!



filmgaffer - Aug 7, 2005 5:16 pm

Route Climbed: Gray's Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 29 2005  Sucess!

My son and I madethe Grays-Torrey's climb togheter. What a beautiful hike and fun to bag two 14ers in one trip.

Scott Wisher

Scott Wisher - Jul 30, 2005 7:49 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 30, 2005  Sucess!

Left the campsite at 0330 so that we could reach the summit by sunrise. We were at the summit by 0600 for a beautiful and typical Colorado rising sun. The trail up is very easy to follow with many switchbacks. We were the first people on the summit this morning. Spent about 40 minutes at the top before traversing over to Torrey's Peak.

More pictures from the traverse that I haven't posted on here can be seen here.

Michael Crofford

Michael Crofford - Jul 24, 2005 3:32 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 13th, 05  Sucess!

6th and favorite CO 14er. Nothing like strong High Pressure to keep the rain and storms away. Summited with clear, beautiful skies at 3:00 pm and enjoyed this last summit before headin back East to VA.


Cortez - Jul 24, 2005 12:56 pm

Route Climbed: Grays Peak Trail Date Climbed: July 7, 2003  Sucess!

This is a crowded mountain because of its relative ease and it proximity to Denver & Summit County. This was true an the July dat that we hiked Grays & Torreys. With this being said, the throngs of people did not take away from this majestic mountain. These two maountains are two of the best in Colorado and not to be missed.

Hiking Party:

Michael Booker

Jennifer Booker



MtnWoman - Jul 24, 2005 11:22 am

Route Climbed: from Torreys, via Kelso Ridge Date Climbed: July 16,2005  Sucess!

Lots of mountain goats!

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